Primary Schools

Bog Detective Challenge

  1. Viewing of the exhibition
  2. Presentation on bogs/peatlands, the main habitat in Ballycroy National Park with special emphasis on the plants and animals found within this habitat. 
  3. A hunt to find mini-beasts using pooters
  4. Examining the wild plants of the bog
  5. Pond dipping to see what mini-beasts live in our pond

Discover Primary Science Centre

Spend 2-3 hours visiting Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre.  The first hour will be comprised of a tour of the interactive exhibition and visiting the outdoor classroom.  The second hour will be a choice of one of the following DPSM approved experiments:

  • Solar Energy
  • Static Electricity and Wriggly Worms
  • Cleaning Dirty Water
  • Kitchen Detectives
  • Make a bird feeder and simple bird bath